The PSN breach was easily big enough to attract the attention of mainstream media and it shows. Mainly in the kind of questions Sony CEO Howard Stringer is having to field in the aftermath of what Reuters are calling the biggest attack in Internet history, in start contrast, we imagine, with the usual “How awesome is your platform?” questions from the enthusiast press.
“Most of these breaches go unreported by companies. Forty-three percent (of companies) notify victims within a month. We reported in a week. You’re telling me my week wasn’t fast enough?” he retorted. We don’t have the stats on hand, but the percentage of companies that lose credit card information for twenty five million people might be slightly lower as well. For those of you curious about what the whole episode cost Sony, apparently the charges “don’t add up to a number we can quantify just yet.”
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